Booksigning with Bren McClain

Books on Broad will host Bren McClain for a book signingon Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 from 5:30pm - 7:00pm. Bren is the author of One Good Mama Bone. Books on Broad is located at 944 Broad Street, Camden, S.C. 803-713-7323 M-S. The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and autographing.

In this unforgettable novel about motherhood, the human-animal bond, poverty, and redemption, Bren McClain gives us the story of Sarah Creamer, a recently widowed and dirt-poor single mother struggling to survive in rural South Carolina in the 1950’s. One Good Mama Bone chronicles Sarah’s quest to find her “mama bone,” after she is left to care for a boy, who is not her own but the product of an affair between her husband and her best friend and neighbor, a woman she calls “Sister.” When her husband drinks himself to death, Sarah, with no family to rely on and the note on the farm long past due, must find a way for her and young Emerson Bridge to survive. But an even bigger obstacle is undoing the words her mother told Sarah when she was six years old, words that set up a prophesy, “You ain’t got you one good mama bone in you, girl.”  Sarah’s “help” comes in the form of an unlikely teacher, a mother cow, who comes to live in Sarah’s midst. 

BREN MCCLAIN was born and raised in Anderson, South Carolina, on a beef cattle and grain farm, where the real Mama Red lives today. She has a degree in English from Furman University; is an experienced media relations, radio, and television news professional; and currently works as a communications confidence coach. She is at work on her next novel, which received the gold medal for the 2016 William Faulkner –William Wisdom Novel-in-Progress. She makes her home outside of Nashville, Tenn., on 100 acres. This is McClain’s first novel.

Books on Broad is an independent book store and coffee shop located in downtown historic Camden proudly serving SC roasted King Bean coffee and offering a broad selection of new, used, and collectible books. Books on Broad is open Monday through Friday 7:30 am – 6 pm, and Saturday 7:30 am – 4 pm. Shop from the website 24/7 at


Event date: 

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Event address: 

944 Broad Street
Camden, SC 29020